Indigofera prostrata Willd.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Indigofera trifoliata sensu Baker non L. 1753.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera prostrata Willd.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, open wastelands and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills up to 1400m.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 27/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-159
  • Collection Locality : Sadasivakona Forest, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Guntur district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Alappuzha district, Thiruvananthapuram district, KLR
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Bargarh district, Kandhamal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Indigofera prostrata. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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